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Swap image with jQuery
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Swap image with jQuery, flexible and easy way.

  • For jQuery 1.2 to 1.6.1
  • A-Grade browsers support, and Google Chrome

YUI version now also available:

Basic Usage

  1. Include the scripts required:

    <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery-1.2.6.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.metadata.min.js"></script>
    <script type="text/javascript" src="jquery.swapimage.min.js"></script>
  2. Enable the plugin (Refer to the example.html in the download package for more examples)

    <script type="text/javascript">
    // Note: The above method call is equalivant to...
    $.swapImage(".swapImage", true, true, "mouseenter", "mouseleave");
        1st parameter: Images to be selected.
        2nd parameter: Preload the image or not, default = true.
        3rd parameter: Repeat the effect or not, default = true.
        4th parameter: Event for swap In, default = mouseenter.
        5th parameter: Event for swap Out, default = mouseleave.
        Valid events such as: mouseenter, mouseleave, click, dblclick.
  3. Add your own images

    <img class="swapImage {src: 'images/2.gif'}" src="images/1.gif" />
  4. Done.

Advanced Usage

  1. Disjoint rollovers (1): When cursor is entering the image, beside itself, elements specified in sin array will swap by themselve; when cursor is leaving the image, those elements will restore.

    <img id="i1" class="swapImage {src: 'images/a.gif', sin: ['#i2','#i3'], sout: ['#i2','#i3'] }" src="images/1.gif" />
    <img id="i2" class="swapImage {src: 'images/b.gif', sin: ['#i1','#i3'], sout: ['#i1','#i3'] }" src="images/2.gif" />
    <img id="i3" class="swapImage {src: 'images/c.gif', sin: ['#i1','#i2'], sout: ['#i1','#i2'] }" src="images/3.gif" />
  2. Disjoint rollovers (2) : When cursor is entering the image, elements specified in sin array will load the image after the colon; when mouse is leaving the image, those image elements will be replaced again.

    <img id="main" src="images/blank.gif" />
    <img class="swapImage {sin: ['#main:images/a.gif'], sout: ['#main:images/blank.gif'] }" src="images/1.gif" />


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